Oral history interview with Estelle Brodman, 1978. 1978
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Founded on May 2, 1898, by four librarians and four physicians at the suggestion of George M. Gould, M.D., editor of the Philadelphia Medical Journal, the Medical Library Association (MLA) is the second oldest special library association in the United States. Membership was limited to librarians representing medical libraries of not less than 500 volumes and with regular library hours and attendance. The Association of Medical Librarians (as it was known until 1907) was founded "to ...
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Librarian and Professor of Medical History at Washington University in St. Louis MO. From the guide to the Estelle Brodman Papers, ca.1950-1987., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Medical librarian, born 1914. Assistant librarian for reference service at the National Library of Medicine, 1949-1961. Library director and professor of Medical History, Washington University School of Medicine, 1961-1981. Editor of the Bulletin of the Medi...
In the 1870s the Surgeon General's library occupied space in Ford's theater in Washington, D.C. Beginning in 1872 library officials began seeking legislative funding and approval for a proper building. Concerted efforts during the 1880s won approval for a new building at 7th and Independence, which was occupied in 1887. In the 1910s, having outgrown this facility, the library began requesting another new building. These attempts failed until 1938, when a new Armed Forces Medical Library building...